Biology 149 2005: Survival Biology for the New Millennium

A survey of controversial new biomedical discoveries for non-science majors.


This is course is to be discontinued after 2005.



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Topics for 2005

The Human Genome: What was the genome project?

Stem cells: what are they and that will they be used for?

Modifying humans by genetics or cloning: proposed methods and expected outcomes

Modifying human thought: drugs and implants: what can be done already and what to expect

Emerging pathogens: SARS/flu

Bioterrorism: Anthrax, smallpox

Biotechnology: GM crops and Bio-Pharming